We will not be meeting this month at The Light Factory. This meeting is strictly on Zoom. Watch for the email to connect to the meeting. We will resume meeting in person at The Light Factory in May, and look forward to seeing you then.

Asheville April Meeting

Richard Bernabe will be our guest speaker, presenting “Photography and the Principles of Art.” You won’t want to miss this presentation which ties in what most consider great photographic composition to what the art world has long believed to be what makes great artwork.

Asheville March Meeting

Join us for a special presentation by Carl Ackerman, owner of “The Nut House,” located in Clemson, SC. See how he has turned his backyard into a bird sanctuary, complete with photo blinds and features to provide tremendous photo opportunities.

PSA Image Selection

CNPA Charlotte February Meeting
Date: Tuesday, February 14
Time: 7:00 pm
Zoom meeting only this month

The PSA Interclub Image Competition is coming up again. This competition is held three (3) times each competition year, beginning in the fall. Deadlines for competition entry are November 15, February 15, and April 15. Any club that is a PSA member may choose to compete as a club, with awards going to individuals, and to the top three clubs with the highest accumulated points for the year. We, CNPA (all regions), are entering 2 of the PSA Divisional Interclub Competitions, the Nature Division Interclub and the PID Color Open Interclub competition.

Don Brown will be running the image selection process for the CNPA entries. As a group we will select 6 images in nature and 6 in open. Only one image from any individual will be allowed in each category. To keep it simple we will only be doing the selections via a zoom meeting. Last year we ended in the top 1/3 of clubs in our group. We would have ended higher but we had a few nature images disallowed as they included the hand of man. We know better now.

Detailed guidelines for images are attached, but at a high level:

· The PSA Nature requirements are similar to CNPA, just more restrictive. If you’re asking can I do (item adding, removal, cloning …) the answer is no. Slight cropping and basic image adjustments are allowed. And no hand of man.
· The PSA PID Color Open requirements are the opposite. It’s open and you are allowed to do image corrections and enhancements as you desire.

Please Select 3 Nature images and 3 Open Images. Format the images as listed below enter them in the dropbox link below

Image Requirements:

Title: –<Maker’s Name>.jpg<br /> Color Space: SRGB<br /> Image Format: Jpeg<br /> Image Size:1400 pixels wide or 1050 pixels tall. Vertical images will be no more than 1050 pixels tall.</p> <p>Dropbox Links to submit images below</p> <p>Nature Interclub Round3:<br /> https://www.dropbox.com/request/SnhhMw9EiO4IErGBzU8b</p> <p>PID Color Open Round 3:<br /> https://www.dropbox.com/request/AzHj4Zg09glyEopU14bM</p> <p> Pls contact Don Brown at debrown@msn.com for problems</p> <p>Zoom Meeting Information:</p> <p>Topic: CNPA Charlotte</p> <p>Time: Feb 14, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)</p> <p>Join Zoom Meeting<br /> https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88483286237?pwd=UWJFM2h4SGdDNkQzbE45bWIyT2xTdz09</p> <p>Meeting ID: 884 8328 6237<br /> Passcode: 272928<br /> One tap mobile<br /> +13052241968,,88483286237#,,,,*272928# US<br /> +13092053325,,88483286237#,,,,*272928# US</p> <p>—<br /> Chris Cashwell<br /> 704-957-5437</p> <p>—<br /> Please do not mark this email as spam. 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